On Twitter, an Inquirer reporter asked her followers to WATCH a video of a lady approaching Leni Robredo to tell her: “You’re my President, ma’am.”
However, Sass Rogando Sasot pointed out she never heard those words when she reviewed the video but this: “Ma’am dito po presidente namin.”
When the Inquirer reporter got wind of Sass Rogando Sasot’s rebuttal, instead of owning up to her mistake, Julliane de Jesus insisted she overheard it earlier.
Unfortunately, she couldn’t support her claim.
Journalist Jojo Robles took to Facebook to give the Inquirer reporter a scolding she will never forget and read:
The woman misheard by the PDI reporter is FFCCCI vice president Mary Ng Go. She is a billionaire businesswoman involved in the packaging industry and a friend and ally (in Fil-Chi federation politics) of tycoon Lucio Tan.
Through a mutual friend, she relayed to me that she DID NOT say that Leni was her president. She was introducing her company’s president to Leni after the VP made a speech at the GoNegosyo Forum side event of the Asean summit. She is mortified that she could be so grossly misquoted.
To the reporter, Julliane de Jesus: If you’re wrong, you’re wrong. Everybody makes mistakes. Don’t be an idiot, young woman, and insist that what you heard was right even when the video and the source you quoted are both denying your story.
Upon reviewing Julliane de Jesus tweet, she already deleted the controversial post she made on April 27, 2017 that earned her the ire of Duterte supporter.
On Facebook Arlen Joy Dones quipped: “Sometimes you think you heard words that you long to hear. Yung parang sigurado ka kahit guni guni mo lang kasi yun ang bet mo marinig hahaha!”
Ryan Rabang remarked: “kinailangan ko si Merriam Webster app.. Schadenfreude – a feeling of enjoyment that comes from seeing or hearing about the troubles of other people.”
Belinda Gozon Madrid wrote: “Ano ba yan? Reporters turning into fairytale story tellers!!!”
As of this writing, the Jojo Robles’ post has gathered 577 shares, 2,500 reactions and 13 comments and counting.
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